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24 Oct 2014 20 views
 
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This is a rotifer (I think it's a Euchlanis). Rotifers are sometimes called wheel animals because of the rings of cilia (beating hairs) at the head end, which when they beat look like wheels.

 

This one obliged by staying relatively still while I videoed. Maintaining focus and moving the microscope stage to keep things in view is a multitasking skill I need a lot more practice with!

 

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This is a rotifer (I think it's a Euchlanis). Rotifers are sometimes called wheel animals because of the rings of cilia (beating hairs) at the head end, which when they beat look like wheels.

 

This one obliged by staying relatively still while I videoed. Maintaining focus and moving the microscope stage to keep things in view is a multitasking skill I need a lot more practice with!

 

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These are so cool - love the video!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Oct 2014, 06:54
The effect of your composition is very pleasing Anne, it gives no sense of their scale
All of this blows my mind, Anne...not only that it happens but that you captured it. The way both head and tail work is amazing.
Great stuff Anne...seeing the "rudder" is fascinating
The tail movements are fascinating too.

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